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Clearing a Stuck I2C Bus Using an Aardvark Adapter or Promira Serial Platform

Stuck I2C Bus

Sometimes a fault can cause an I2C bus to get stuck. This happens when a slave device is driving a low/logic-0 state on the bus while waiting for another clock pulse, but the master has already aborted a transaction, rebooted, become confused by bus noise, or some other fault.

Resolving a Stuck I2C Bus

A bus stuck i...

What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

For the vendor, the seller, and the consumer, everyone agrees – performance and safety are the most important features of any cable. With advancing technology and market demand, increasing number of devices are shipping with USB Type-C connectors ...

Easing the Integration of Embedded Hardware with Embedded Software?

Embedded systems.  Often the hardware is designed by one group and then handed to the software team to design the other half of the project. This can lead to assumptions about hardware functionality that may result in a difficult debugging process.

In the article Minimizing risk: embedded software and today's medical devices, Stephen Olson ...

USB Cables and Ports and Consumer Electronics: Type-C Brings More Options

How USB Cables Have Been

USB is ever-present in consumer electronics, allowing consumers to easily interface one device to another: add external storage to a tablet; connect a smartphone to your laptop to charge the phone and while you’re at it, sync files - transfer videos from your digital camera to your computer for editing.  No training...

How the Updated USB Specification Could Save your Device.

There is good news for the consumer market. The USB-IF just released the USB Power Delivery Firmware Update Specification! Who is USB-IF and why is this USB Power Delivery Specification important for consumers?

The USB Implementers Forum (also known as USB-IF) is a non-profit corporation made up of a group of companies that have come together...

How Can I View the Resistor Values of a USB Type-C Cable with the USB Power Delivery Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

We’re testing our new design, a Type-C captured cable AC home charger, with your USB Power Delivery Analyzer.

 USB Power Delivery Analyzer
USB Power Delivery Analyzer

The charger is not a Power Delivery (PD) device, but it is Type-C compliant. Looking at the data, we saw that the 5V VBUS was active at T=0 and the phone started ...